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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-13-2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Mightygiving
Water getting into the fire box might be coming...

Water getting into the fire box might be coming right down the middle of the clay liner since you say it is when heavy and wind driven rains happen mostly. Might consider putting a spark arrester...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-13-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mightygiving
Jerry, 1. All of the slate appearing steel...

Jerry,
1. All of the slate appearing steel roofing manufacturers today make a ridge vent system for their ridge caps courses. whether yours had one installed is something you would have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-13-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mightygiving
It isn't a problem with the window frames it is a...

It isn't a problem with the window frames it is a problem with the sill's surrounding mortar and that isn't sealed it needs repointed because it has FAILED thus letting water in via cracks,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By Mightygiving
The fact that efflorescence appearing requires...

The fact that efflorescence appearing requires copious amounts of water pass from behind the mortar and weep through that mortar outward, would give creedance to what the new contractors are saying....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 04-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mightygiving
Several things which you need to consider...

Several things which you need to consider regarding this insulation project.

1. Proper roof ventilation so as to not prematurely destroy the exterior roofing materials
2. Existing access to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-09-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Mightygiving
From looking at the floor detail in your image...

From looking at the floor detail in your image and although you are making the building 12' x 10' vice the 12' x 8' depicted, the drawing clearly (upon enlarging), shows 24" oc as the joist spacing,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mightygiving
Sounds like you have some water drainage and...

Sounds like you have some water drainage and grading problems which add to the interior moisture problems. We have seen that as a problem over and over for greater interior moisture problems and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By Mightygiving
Exact same happened with a customer of mine....

Exact same happened with a customer of mine. Their problem began from moisture entering from exterior walls under flashing.... assure the same doesn't exist in this situation.

Steps taken were as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,738
Posted By Mightygiving
nealtw: You are correct regarding "beam" being to...

nealtw: You are correct regarding "beam" being to small and needing replaced, however the proper pre demo jacking & support of the joists is equally as important to assuring the beam is replacing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,738
Posted By Mightygiving
Ever111, I am saying that both sides of the beam...

Ever111, I am saying that both sides of the beam location would have to have been equally supported assuming that there was no preexisting deflection of the story above and it were level, bracing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,738
Posted By Mightygiving
I see what appears to be top plate material above...

I see what appears to be top plate material above the beam, however between the top plate material and the header beam it appears that there is atleast one 1-1" x 2" on edge providing a gap then some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,738
Posted By Mightygiving
1. From the appearance of your picture, the...

1. From the appearance of your picture, the header beam is not directly attached to the second story floor joists, there appears to be a gap with 1x material above the beam which would allow for...
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